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The World Bank Interview Questions

Interviews at The World Bank

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in August 2009.

    Interview

    I interviewed for 1.5 hours with three senior staff members. I then had two hours to prepare two separate written documents for a blog and for a PowerPoint presentation based on some written material provided by the organization. I received a call on a Monday for an interview on Wednesday.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult part was preparing the written components for the skills test.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was asked to provide a salary range. I provided a range of $55-65 and they offered me a salary at the top of range, so I did not need to negotiate for more.


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview

    The hiring process differs across all departments. One should be prepared to deal with multiple interviewers with differing backgrounds. In my case, I had to undergo seven rounds of interviews in a single day. In the end, I got the job!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me what is going on in global financial markets this afternoon and what would you do to rectify your position as a portfolio manager if you had the following options: [which I do not remember given the passage of time].   Answer Question
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online and was asked for an interview followed by an written test. whole process from application to written test took about 4 weeks and received 2 mails from HR for dates. Interview was fairly normal with general questions at start and technical ones in between and again general to end the process. There were 2 interviewers - one is line manager and other from HR department.

    Interview Questions

    • 1 - Describe your career and education?
      2 - Why you think you are best fit for the position?
      3 - Explain steps of a portfolio database creation, management and analysis?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I got another job at higher position elsewhere.


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    JPA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Very smooth but can take a long time because they run a background check...first met with HR then had a panel interview and finally a one on one with the director...make sure you can talk about your previous projects

    Interview Questions


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    Junior Professional Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Online CV submission and got a call for interview. Two rounds of interviews with manager and colleagues. One writing exam.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult situation and how you faced it.   1 Answer

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    Junior Professional Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Apply online
    Forward your application to any contacts you may have internally in order to aid you in the short listing process
    Once you are short-listed, you get an interview
    Some positions require a test after the interview, such as a 24 hour deadline to submit a presentation on a specific topic you are assigned

    Interview Questions

    • How do you judge a project or business venture's profit potential?   Answer Question

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    STC Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Got interviewed by 4 lawyers and a HR recruiter for about 1.5 hrs. Got offered in 3 days.

    Interview Questions

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    STC Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was normal and friendly. It was a phone interview by the hiring manager. The interview team was late by about 30 minutes but they apologized for it. Overall a friendly experience.

    Interview Questions

    • what are your previous experience relating to the job? How would you apply your experience in this setting? Mention some of the challenges you've had in the field and how you were able to overcome them.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (9)  

    STC Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview

    The interview process is completely dependent on the personality of the person with whom you interview. Sometimes they already know who they want to hire, but need to interview a minimum of three people to move forward, which leads to dishonesty.


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    Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    There were interviews by three senior managers
    they asked questions about my prior experience, my aspirations, how I would go about delivering on work programme
    The interviews were not difficult and not particularly challenging

    Interview Questions


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